Almond Date Shake

         Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Fitness, Fruits, Low-Fat, Beverages

--------------------------------NORMA WRENN-------------------------------- 1 c Orange juice; freshly -squeezed 1/2 Ripe banana 2 ts Raw unsalted almond butter 1/4 c Chopped pitted dates 1/4 ts Pure vanilla extract 1/4 ts Pure almond extract 2 Ice cubes; (up to 3) 1 tb Raw bran; (optional) Alive with enzymes, this super drink combines high-energy and protein. Great for weight-gain programs, too. You can cut some calories and carbs by ommitting the dates. Whir everything in a blender at high speed for about 30 seconds. Per shake: 513 calories; 12 g protein, 17 g fat, 78 g carbohydrate Nuts to you: Raw nuts (or seeds) and raw nut butters, available in health-food stores, are an excellent way to get a spectrum of vitamins, minerals, protein and the hard-to-get essential fatty acids in their natural state. If that precious oil forms at the top of the nut butter, don't pour it off. Stir it back in with a butter knife. Keep refrigerated.